School of Law

Law Professor’s Paper Aces the Test of Time

July 25, 2020

The American Risk and Insurance Association will present the 2020 Robert I. Mehr Award to UConn Law Professor Peter Siegelman and Harvard Law Professor Alma Cohen for an article on adverse risk selection. The award is given each year to recognize a paper published 10 years earlier in the Journal of Risk and insurance that […]

UConn Law Professor’s Brief Cited in Landmark Supreme Court Case

July 13, 2020

UConn School of Law Professor Bethany Berger’s legal brief was cited by the Supreme Court in a ruling with broad implications for Native American sovereignty.

Law Professor Steven Wilf Named Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Scholar

June 29, 2020

Professor Steven Wilf has been named the Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Scholar for the 2020-21 academic year. He will conduct research as a fellow at the Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle in Strasbourg, France, one of the world’s leading academic centers for intellectual property. The Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Scholar program was established in 2016 to support […]

New Book Describes History of UConn Law Clinics

June 26, 2020

A newly published history of the UConn School of Law focuses on the tumultuous birth of the law school’s pioneering clinical programs. “Born Fighting: Clinical Education at the University of Connecticut School of Law” traces the development of the clinics from the creation of the Student Board of Public Defenders and Legal Assistants in 1964 through the establishment of a criminal clinic […]

Professor Jamelia Morgan’s Paper Accepted by Junior Faculty Forum

June 12, 2020

UConn Law Professor Jamelia Morgan’s paper “Rethinking Disorderly Conduct” has been accepted for the 2020 Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, to be held virtually this summer. The prestigious conference for newly appointed law faculty is usually held in person, but will be conducted via teleconferencing this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The dates have not […]

Professor Mathilde Cohen Selected for Fellowship at Princeton

June 9, 2020

Professor Mathilde Cohen has been selected for a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowship at Princeton University for the 2020-21 academic year. The University Center for Human Values at Princeton awards the fellowships to scholars who research and write about topics involving human values in public and private life. The program draws from a range […]

2020 UConn Law Graduates Say Thank You

May 10, 2020

Members of the UConn School of Law, working from home around the world during the Covid-19 pandemic, sent video messages of gratitude to those who helped them through law school.

Spring 2020 Scholarship Facilitation Fund Announcement

May 1, 2020

Through this program, the OVPR is able to provide up to $2,000 to UConn faculty across all disciplines, on a competitive basis, to promote, support, and enhance research, scholarship and creative endeavors.

Alumni Support Law School in Difficult Time

April 10, 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic has taken hold and forced the UConn School of Law and its students off campus, alumni have stepped up to help in many ways. Their generous gifts of time and financial support have provided vital assistance to admissions, career development, student services and other aspects of the law school’s operation. Law […]

Q&A with Law Dean Fisher on Covid-19 Response

April 9, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted almost every aspect of society, including legal education. We talked with Dean Timothy Fisher about the law school’s response to the crisis. How did the law school transition to remote operations? Our first challenge was to pivot from an in-person community to a virtual community in the space of a […]

Law School Community Moves Online

April 8, 2020

Near the end of three years of rigorous study, UConn Law student Louanne Cooley was looking forward to finishing her final semester and graduating. The Covid-19 pandemic upended everything, and suddenly the future felt far less certain. “Some bar exams are postponed, and who knows what it will all mean for future jobs,” Cooley said. […]